SCIONS OF THE TIMES
PRESIDENTIAL KIDS ON THE AIR
Wanna cushy career on TV? Just have Mom or Dad run for President and watch the offers pour in. Last week, former First Son Ron Reagan Jr. began yet another TV stint (his previous gigs included a short-lived syndicated talk show in 1991 and three documentaries on cable’s E! network late last year) as a reporter on Fox’s new newsmagazine, Front Page (Saturdays, 9-10 p.m.). Last fall, President Gerald Ford’s son Steven was host of NBC’s reality show, Secret Service, and last spring Walter Mondale’s daughter, Eleanor, was cohost with Robin Leach of the syndicated shockumentary, Madonna Exposed. What next? The Lynda Bird Johnson Variety Hour? We shudder at the possibilities: *PT-109: The Next Generation (Fox, Thursdays, 9-10 p.m.) From the producers of Baywatch, a steamy new beach drama starring John F. Kennedy Jr. as a hunky district attorney/Coast Guard captain patrolling the shores of Hyannis Port, Mass. Daryl Hannah guest stars as the mermaid.
*The No-Nuke Gourmet: Underground Cooking with Amy Carter (Lifetime, weekdays, 4-4:30 p.m.) Today’s recipes: Chicken Sandinista with peanut sauce, Castro Kabobs, and Abbie Hoffman’s Marshmallow Munchies.
*White House of Style (MTV, Sundays, 8-8:30 p.m.) Al and Tipper’s groovy Gore girls unveil the latest in eco-friendly fashions, including Jerry Garcia-brand boxer shorts and EPA-approved biodegradable bikinis.
*Who’s Sorry Now? (NBC, Saturdays, 11:30 p.m.-1 a.m.) Chelsea Clinton hosts a game show in which teams of IRS agents audit tax returns of mean-spirited TV satirists who have poked fun at a certain frizzy-haired presidential daughter.
*The Check is in the Mail (FNN, Fridays, 8-8:30 p.m.) Tips on how to balance your checkbook, apply for a mortgage, and avoid being indicted in the S&L scandal (Daaaaad!). Neil Bush is host.